On nature’s trail

Bern’s Natural History Museum is one of the best renowned in Switzerland. Its historic dioramas exhibitions of native and exotic animals are unique in Central Europe and form the basis of the institution’s international reputation. Bern’s oldest museum has made a name for itself in recent years by holding attractive thematic exhibitions such as «c’est la vie or the brand new exhibition «Apocalypse – End Without End». One of the museum’s best-known exhibits is Barry the world-famous rescue dog, a St. Bernard who recently had an entire exhibition dedicated to him. The giant Planggenstock crystals now permanently on display form another highlight. The NMBE is a family museum and runs numerous activities for families and children. It also hosts regular events such as a «dead animal bar» which is part of a program series entitled «Help, it’s alive!».

Visitor information

Opening hours
Mon  2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Tue / Thu / Fri   9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wed  9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sat / Sun 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Adults CHF 10.– 
Youths (17 – 20 years), students, OASI (AHV) and groups of 10 and over: CHF 8.–,
free for children, youths to 16 years and schools


MuseumsPassMusées MPM valid
Rekacheque valid
Swiss Museum Pass valid

  • From the railway station
    Tram 6, 7, 8
    to Helvetiaplatz

  • A1 and A6 exit

  • Wheelchair access

  • Café

  • Library

  • Museum shop

  • Swiss Museum Pass valid

  • Rekacheque valid